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GunnLeif Merl I 85VIII (Bret 153)

Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 153 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I 85)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 120.

Gunnlaugr LeifssonMerlínusspá I

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Hylja þeir alla
ey með laufi,
unz annarr þar
ǫðrum bægir
ok hann eyðir hans
ǫllu laufi,
tekr hann þrjú rúm
þrekstórr hafa.


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínússpá II 85: AII, 34, BII, 41, Skald II, 26; Bret 1848-9, II, 68-9 (Bret st. 153); Hb 1892-6, 282; Merl 2012, 195.


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